Based on the loglines for recent episodes of CBS' Mom, unfamiliar viewers may not realize that the show is a sitcom.
One recent episode saw Allison Janney's alcoholic character Bonnie relapse after two years of being sober, and in Monday's installment, Marjorie (Mimi Kennedy) is diagnosed with breast cancer. But part of Mom's charm is finding the humor even in horrible situations.
Allison Janney's alcoholic character Bonnie on Mom may have relapsed, but the actress feels that her character Margaret on Showtime's Masters of Sex is far more vulnerable.
Almost Human took a fall in its second week.
The sci-fi drama drew 6.6 million viewers and a 1.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Monday, down 17 percent from last week's timeslot premiere. Lead-out Sleepy Hollow (5.8 million, 2.2) also suffered a double-digit percentage ...
Almost Human made a modest Monday night debut.
Taking an expected fall — 29 percent — from its special football-boostedSunday premiere, the sci-fi drama drew 6.6 million viewers and a 2.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, on par with Bones' performance ...
With her floppy hat and flapping gums, Jackie "Moms" Mabley is mostly remembered these days for her outrageous appearances on late-'60s and '70s-era variety and talk shows, as mainstream as Ed Sullivan and as of-the-moment as the Smothers Brothers, performing racy and politically barbed stand-up routines whose sting was couched in a dirty-old-lady's guise.
Among those influenced by Mabley was Whoopi Goldberg, who performed an homage to the comedian early in her own career. In the HBO documentary Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (Monday, 9/8c), the View personality directs and participates in this tribute to the pioneering comic's life and legacy, with TV clips and audio excerpts (enhanced with crude animation) from her many comedy albums, which hold up surprisingly well.